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UNC student falls through gym roof into pool

Posted May 4, 2011

— A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student was injured early Tuesday when she fell through Woollen Gym's glass roof into a swimming pool, police said Wednesday.

Hannah Brown, 19, suffered serious cuts to her right knee and was taken to UNC Hospitals for treatment, police said. She was listed in good condition Wednesday.

Police said three students used a construction entrance to get onto the Woollen Gym roof. Brown, Nichol Simonsen, 18, and Lillian Knoepe, 19, were charged with misdemeanor trespassing, police said.


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  • cjw6105 May 4, 2011

    Did this happen while Tyler Hansbrough was reading Chicken Little?

  • I am not who you think I am May 4, 2011

    guess it beats studying for exams.......

  • Objective Scientist May 4, 2011

    The students were NOT on the roof of Woollen Gym. Bowman-Gray Indoor Pool is on the west end of Woollen and the roofs are entirely separate. The roof of the pool is ALL glass and most people would know better than to put their weight on any of the panels. This girl is EXTREMELY lucky she did not suffer serious injury... or worse!

  • hellorhighwaters May 4, 2011

    What a rememberance! They will all think twice from now on when that little demon voice inside them says-'just do it, you won't get caught'. Fate made sure that they got caught. Red handed, literally.

    Glad they weren't hurt any more seriously then they were. Hope it was a good life's lesson for them.

  • SARCASTICLES May 4, 2011

    Sadly, it is likely that no alcohol or drugs WERE responsible for this mishap. They act like that these days, sober as a deacon....plum tragical, that's what it is. In my day, at least we had the courtesy to be under the influence of SOMETHING to pull stupid stunts like this. Kids today, they're stupid right out of the box. ;)

  • Fuquay Resident May 4, 2011

    I'm not sure who you are talking about sniperdiver. Hannah a girl) was on the roof with 2 other girls. Who is this he you are talking about?

  • RomneyRyan2012 May 4, 2011

    Unfortunately, Dartman, she went the wrong way!! :)

  • koolbike1 May 4, 2011

    Sniperdriver... it was a she, not a he.

  • allanonofnc May 4, 2011

    Given the budget cuts, I hope they make her pay for the damages that she caused!

  • rufiedufie May 4, 2011

    wiser now... I agree with you that all 3 students should take responisbilty to clean up and repair the damage. And if they don't want to pay for the damages then tack it the tuition that they are paying....

    lets watch and see if her parents try to sue the school.